newbie

[ noo-bee, nyoo‐ ]
/ ˈnu bi, ˈnyu‐ /

noun

a newcomer or novice, especially an inexperienced user of the Internet or of computers in general.

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Origin of newbie

1965–70, Americanism; perhaps newb(orn) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for newbie

newbie
/ (ˈnjuːbɪ) /

noun

slang a newcomer, esp in computing or on the internet

Word Origin for newbie

C20: origin unknown; possibly from new boy
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